Students design ‘farm arm’ to help operate machinery

The pro­to­type pros­thetic device, which was designed by five mechan­ical engi­neering majors for their senior cap­stone design project, aims to help amputee farm and agri­cul­tural workers con­trol and maneuver tractors.

The science behind your Netflix recommendations

More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Net­flix users watch are based on the site’s rec­om­men­da­tions. Those sug­ges­tions are the result of com­plex algo­rithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice pres­i­dent of product inno­va­tion at Net­flix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.

Climate models suggest major changes in coastal marine ecosystems

By the end of the 21st cen­tury, cli­mate change will sig­nif­i­cantly alter an impor­tant oceano­graphic process that reg­u­lates the pro­duc­tivity of fish­eries and marine ecosys­tems, North­eastern researchers report in a new paper in Nature. These changes are likely to influ­ence the geo­graphic dis­tri­b­u­tion of marine biodiversity.

President Aoun cautions about federal rating system, proposes innovative metrics to measure outcomes

As the White House pre­pares its frame­work for a new col­lege rat­ings system, Pres­i­dent Aoun pro­posed a series of crit­ical value-​​added indi­ca­tors for uni­ver­si­ties to help fam­i­lies have access to more reli­able and trans­parent infor­ma­tion for mea­suring stu­dents’ career and per­sonal success.